Thursday, August 8, 2013

*ARC* Escaping Reality - Review

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1)

By: Lisa Renee Jones

Published: July 22, 2013 by Julie Patra Publishing

ebook, 250 pages

Source: ARC from Netgalley, given by publisher for review

Genre: New Adult Romance

(Goodreads / Amazon)

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Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.

At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard down, the ghost’s of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. 

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?
My Review:
Immediately from the beginning the reader is intrigued to know what Amy's secrets are that led to her being on the run, and who exactly she is on the run from.  And who is the mysterious handler who helps her run each time?

While on a plane to her new life, Amy meets a gorgeous and powerful man named Liam.  Sometimes you just have such strong magnetism towards somebody and the lust is through the roof.  That would be the case for Amy and Liam.  He is a powerful and extremely rich man who is very private and won't take no for an answer from Amy.  He sees more than she is comfortable with him seeing.  His intuitiveness is too close to accurate for her.  Then she meets Jared, who seems way too familiar from her before life, before the running started.  But she can't quite place the familiarity.  Then there's Meg, the only female who has tried to befriend her in Denver.  She views everybody cautiously and trust is something she doesn't give away to just anyone.

Secrets abound and the intrigue continues through the whole book.  Then bam!  The end sends a giant kink in what you think you have started to figure out.

Did I mention hot and steamy too?  For those who don't like graphic content or mature language, this might not be the book for you.  Otherwise, it's wickedly delicious!

Favorite Quotes:
"I am the one being hunted.  I thought I wasn't anymore.  I thought I was safe, but I am never safe, and neither is anyone around me."

"He might be a billionaire, able to afford the finest of fine, but the man does a pair of faded Levi's and a t-shirt as right as they can be done.  And he does it while looking at me like I'm the dinner and he's going to lick me off the plate."

"I'm asking you to let me show you I'm that safe place."

"I do not know how this man is both the refuge I run to and the reality I am running from..."
Final Rating - 4 stars
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